The legendary award-winning musical Chicago returns to Eastbourne on April 11 – 16.
It stars John Partridge (West End and Eastenders) as Billy Flynn, Hayley Tamaddon (Coronation Street) as Roxie Hart and Sam Bailey (X Factor winner and real life prison warden) as Mama Morton.
Based on real life events back in the 1920s prohibition years, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of lawyer Billy Flynn.
Each of the characters a performer, the girls vie for notoriety, constantly scheming to stay front page news. Roxie plans for a future solo vaudeville career until a turn of events shows her that five minutes of fame doesn’t constitute a lifetime of happiness. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz, Mr. Cellophane, Cell Block Tango and Razzle Dazzle. With six Tony, two Olivier, one Grammy, two Bafta and six Academy Awards, Chicago has been described as the “sharpest, slickest show on the block.” The 2016 UK National Tour will be produced by David Ian and Michael Watt in association with the Broadway producers Barry and Fran Weissler.
Catch Chicago at the Congress Theatre, tickets £18.50 - £37.50 from eastbournetheatres.co.uk or call on 01323 412000.